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About Shree Siddhivinayak Temple

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple is one of the most revered Hindu temple dedicated to GaneshaGaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ...
located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, and Maharashtra.

Ganesha here known as Siddhivinayak (Ganesha grants your wish) and “Navasacha Ganapati” or “Navasala Pavanara Ganapati” ('Ganapati bestows his blessings whenever humbly & genuinely prayed a wish).

This temple is not only visited by the general public but also the politicians, Bollywood stars, and other celebrities to seek the blessings of Ganesha.  


Originally Siddhivinayak Temple was a small 3.6 m x 3.6 m square brick structure with a 450mm thick brick walls with a dome. The floor level of the temple and road level were also same.

The idol of Siddhivinayak is 2'6” high and 2' wide with the trunk on the right side. The upper left hand hold an axe and right hand hold a lotus while the lower right hands hold a rosary (Jap Mala) and left hand a bowl full of “Modak” . There is a snake that swings on the left shoulder to right side belly. On the forehead of deity, an eye is there, which almost looks like the third eye of Lord ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
. The idol of Siddhivinayak was carved out of a single black stone.

On both sides of the Lord Ganesh idol, idols of Riddhi and SiddhiRiddhi and SiddhiRiddhi and Siddhi
Riddhi and Siddhi are the two daughters of Lord Brahma (one of the Supreme...
are placed. These goddesses signify the acquisition of wealth, prosperity

Later temple complex increased to 2550 sq. m and had two 3.6 m stone masonry (Deepamalas), a rest house and living quarters for the caretaker.  The temple had an adjoining lake 30 x 40 sq. m. in size on the eastern and southern side of the temple. In the 19th century, The lake was dug by Nardulla in the early 19th century to combat the problem of scarcity of water and was filled up in the later years.  This land is now not the part of the temple complex.

Around 1952, a small shrine was built in the temple complex in the dedication of HanumanHanumanHanuman
SRI HANUMAN is worshipped everywhere in India, alone...
where the idol of the Hanuman idol was found during the road extension project of Sayani Road near Elphinstone Road. In the 1950s and 60s, the fame of the temple spread and a significant number of devotees began visiting. However, in the same period, the owner of the plot sold some of the temple land, reducing the complex area. After 1975, the number of devotees increased dramatically.


Around 125 years ago, by Swami Samarth asked his disciple Jambhekar to bring four divine idols. Out of which two idols were buried in the front courtyard of the house of Swami Samarth's another disciple Shri Cholappa, where Swami Samarth used to temporarily reside. The rest two were buried in front of Lord Ganesh that he usually worshiped. During his attendance with Swami Samarth, Shri Jambhekarpredicted that a Mandaar tree would grow on the place after 21 years and Ganesh would appear on the sacred place. From that day, onward people's devotion would grow in leaps and bonds.

The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple is evolved from a small place of worship of 19th century to the Magnificent Temple of the twentieth century. It was originally built on November 19, 1801, by the contractor Laxman Vithu and was funded by a rich agri woman named Deubai Patil. The reason of building the temple by Childless, Dubai was that Ganesha would grant children to other barren women.

After few years, Jambhekar requested Late Priest Govind Chintaman Phatak to look after, perform regular religious prayers of Siddhivinayak Temple. Prior to Priest Phatak,  Late Namdev Kelkar was the priest of the temple.

Special Prayers

According to Hindu calendar, Sankashti Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of the waning phase of the moon (KrishnaKrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must...

Special prayers are performed in the temple on the occasion of Sankashti Chaturthi.  

The prayer timing is from sunrise, every day but every Tuesday the temple closes for about 1 ½ hour prior to moonrise. The special Hodashopchar Prayer is performed. During this special prayers, the idol of Ganesha is bathed by Milk and Rose Water while a team of priests recites various Vedic Mantras and Prayers. After that, Steamed Modaks and other eatables are offered to Siddhivinayak.  Followed by Aarti, Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mindand Pushpanjaliin reverence of Ganesh. After this, the temple is open to devotees for the divine glimpse of the idol of Ganesh and then Shejaarti(Aarti performed at the night) is performed only after the crowd subsides.

According to Hindu calendar, Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of the waxing phase of the moon.

On this day, the temple remains closed for the divine glimpse of Ganesha between 7.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.

The Chief Priest of the Temple organize the entire special prayers with the assistance of other priests.  The special prayers start with the initial invocation of the Lord's blessings for humanity and continues with a 16 article prayer performed with Vedic Prayers and Chanting. While chanting, continuous bathing with the milk is given to on Siddhivinayak amidst of rhythmic chanting of various Vedic mantras and slokas. During this bathing

The entire prayer is carried out by a minimum of 21 priests.

One member of the Board of Trustees also presents for the entire prayers that, on a culmination of the prayers and Aarti It is a Hindu religious ritual of worshipcongratulate priests performing this special prayer. The Naivedyam is then offered to Shree Siddhivinayak followed by the Aarti and concluding prayers after which the temple is opened for Divine glimpse of Ganesha.

According to Hindu calendar, Agariki Sankashti Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of the waning phase (Krishna Paksha) of the Hindu Calendar Month falls on a Tuesday.  Preparation of this special day begins well in advance.

One can see a great crowd of the people visiting the temple on this day. A divine glimpse of the idol of Ganesha starts from 1.30 a.m. Tuesday morning and continues uninterrupted (except the morning Aarti and evening Aarti till about 2.00 a.m. Wednesday morning. The temple trust makes the special arrangement of CCTV cameras to provide the opportunity to lakhs of people who visit the temple to get a divine glimpse of Siddhivinayak without moving into the temple.

It is almost impossible to calculate the total number of devotees who obtain a divine glimpse of Shree Siddhivinayak on this day. The prayers are carried out like other Sankashti Chaturthi days. This prayer is performed around 6.30 a.m. and carried out till 1.00 p.m. after which devotees can visit the gallery is used for a divine glimpse. On this day again the temple only closes after the last of the devotees that have been able to receive a divine glimpse of Siddhivinayak.




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